Portsmouth is known as ‘the waterfront city’, because it has many miles of coastline and beaches. However, it is also technically an island. Portsmouth is a fun place to visit with lots of activities and places to visit. If you like history, there are the museums of Britain’s naval history, but it is also home to the modern Royal Navy with a large port to the west. There is also the coastal resort of Southsea at the foot of the city. It is a great place to spend time in the summer with people sunbathing and swimming in the sea. There are many tennis courts nearby and other sporting facilities such as a beach volleyball court on these affront. Portsmouth is the home of the world famous hovercraft which can whizz you across the sea to the Isle of Wight in less than 15 minutes. If you like shopping, Gunwharf Quays is ideal with lots of shops to explore. It is also the location of the Spinnaker Tower, so you can see the whole of the city and beyond at the top of the iconic building.